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18 February 2012 @ 10:37 am
Hiya, LJ friends. I miss you guys.  
Livejournal, please forgive me for I have sinned. It's been two weeks since my last entry.

It's been even longer than that since I've posted about anything involving real life.

Let's catch up, shall we?

First of all, Nolan and I both got parts in the same play for the first time in 20 years. The last thing we did together was The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year, by John Guare, back when we were in college. In the middle of January, we auditioned for and were cast in Rumors, by Neil Simon. We play Glenn and Cassie Cooper, a NY senate hopeful and his sort of bi-polar, needy, crystal-rubbing wife. We're having a hell of a good time.

My part is pretty small; Cassie spends a lot of time offstage being huffy in the powder room or pouting in the car, so I'm also doing the costumes for the show. Surprise, surprise. But it's tuxedos and cocktail dresses. What's not to love? Pictures will be forthcoming.

Ethan and AJ are really fantastic. They've been troupers through this whole process, so far, and I appreciate how mature and responsible they are. It's been a challenge, us not being here a lot, but they've done very well. Ethan is playing basketball and his team has only lost one game, and AJ is AJ. It's a full time job. Currently he's making waffles in the kitchen for our Saturday morning breakfast. He did not need my help for this.

Last week, Nolan and I co-chaired a fundraising event (The Velvet Rope Affair) for the theatre with another couple, and it made over twice what this particular even has ever netted in the past. It was a LOT of work. A LOT. There were four wines paired with three heavy appetizers and a dessert, lounge singers with a grand piano, gorgeous furniture, seating and cocktail tables, a raffle, a place to get your photograph taken (Like at the golden globes or whatever) and a cash bar. A LOT. And I've learned that party planning isn't my favorite thing. However, I'm glad to have done it, and I'm glad it made money. But I won't be doing it again. It made me CRAZY. (Crazier than normal. Too many elements/other people to depend on.)

Weight loss is slow going. It's annoying.

It's snowing right now. *sigh* I'm ready for Spring. We're traveling bunches in the Spring and Summer, and I'm itching to get out of town. San Antonio, Denver, London, Seattle (maybe), and Florida. Bring it on!

But first we have to finish basketball season and Rumors. So here we go.
I feel:: soresore
I hear:: Batman Arkham Asylum
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on February 18th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Have missed seeing you around!

Glad to hear you're having a blast in the play with Nolan though, and that the boys are doing awesome, and that the awesome party was extra awesome.

(I'm not much of a party planner either, but my mom was born to be one. Years later and people still tell me Mr. Elle and I's wedding was the most fun one they've ever been to.)

Slow weight loss, while annoying, stays gone longer. (That's what I tell myself to keep going >.>)

I'm ready for spring too. I've only been able to wear my new yellow heels a few times cause the weather sucks too much. LE SIGH.

Come to Seattle!! Just, you know, July/August/September, if you can swing it at that time. It's one of the prettiest places in the country to be at that time of year :D
Kate: SoA: Bashful Jaxmugglechump on February 19th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
Hi, friend! I'm glad things are good, even if they are busy right now. (Boy, do I know about busy these days.)

Being in a play with your hubby sounds like a blast, and my gosh your kids are self reliant. I'm not convinced Mer could make waffles NOW.

I've been thinking of you lately because of something my mom gave me for my currently hypothetical veggie garden. I call him Faux Frank. He's resin, about two feet tall, and his head bobbles and spins in the wind. Yeah.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Book!Kissesjandjsalmon on February 19th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)

I love reading about how you're doing - and it makes me happy that you and Nolan are able to do the play together and that the boys have been so helpful and awesome.
Sylviaticklethepear on February 19th, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
Looking forward to more updates - always worth waiting for!